Month: July 2014

Silicone Making a Comeback in Medical Procedures

Once banned in certain parts of the medical industry, silicone has once again found its way back to the forefront of cutting edge technology. With certain cosmetic procedures, silicone is now being used as an effective, affordable solution for women since the FDA has decided to lifts its ban against the use of silicone in products.

According to statistics released by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, in a group consisting of more than 2,500 plastic surgeons, silicone based implants were used over 70 per cent of the time in 2012 during breast augmentation procedures. In 2006, following a ban on the use of silicone based products for the surgery the numbers were a lot lower. Only 19 per cent of silicone based products were used.

Following potential risks with the silicone products rupturing, a ban was placed on silicone use for cosmetic procedures in 1992. There was also links to potential health issues through the use of silicone based products. However they were never confirmed by the FDA and now the FDA lists silicone based products for cosmetic procedures being both safe and effective.

In recent years the advancement in silicone technology has allowed the medical industry to once again build trust using silicone based products. Both manufacturers and consumers believe in these products and use them for many practical uses throughout their lives. Certainly silicone has made an everlasting impact on our lives, our health, and our future.


How to Clean Your Silicone Mobile Phone Case

Once you have invested in a silicone case for your mobile phone, you will want to use proper care to ensure that your case continues to look and function as it should. With so many different colours to choose from when selecting a silicone case for your mobile device, some colours may begin to show some signs of wear sooner than others. Depending upon how quickly your silicone case begins to show signs of wear you can simply clean it to have it looking like new again. Let’s take a look at some steps to help protect your new silicone case and clean it in the event that it becomes dirty or discoloured.

A silicone case for your mobile device will be simple to clean. Prior to cleaning it you will want to remove it from your device and use a non-toxic solution to clean it. You can clean it as frequently as needed using only a simple solution of soap and warm water. In the event that it requires a deeper cleaning you can use toothpaste or another non-abrasive cleaning product to wipe away dirt or debris that has built up over time. After cleaning the silicone case you can let it air dry by setting it out in sunlight for a few hours or you can use a soft cloth to wipe it dry and allow it to store in a cool place prior to inserting it over your mobile device again.

How to Clean Your Silicone Bakeware

There are many great benefits of using silicone bakeware in your kitchen. Silicone is affordable, easy to use, and it evenly cooks the contents within the bakeware. However, there is one drawback that many people have found with using silicone bake ware. Sticky film can begin to build up over time. However there are steps that can be taken to remove this sticky build up and restore your silicone bakeware back to its original state without having any adverse effects with the non-stick properties within the bakeware itself.

Oil and grease that has been baked onto the surface of the bakeware over time builds up when used at high temperatures. Even after continuous hand washings, over time this sticky residue can become unsightly, leaving you with the choice to either replace the bakeware or find another solution. The other solution will include a step by step cleaning regimen you must follow in order to get your silicone bakeware looking like new once again.

First you will want to use grease cutting liquid dish soap and a non-abrasive scrubbing brush. Next, rinse the bake ware while feeling for any sticky residue still present. If you should feel any sticky film still present, use baking soda and pour it everywhere on the surface were the residue is found. You will want to gently scrub the baking soda into the surface of the bakeware until a paste is created. Finally allow several hours for the paste to dry and then repeat the first step. Rinse the silicone bakeware once again and continue the process until the silicone bakeware is cleaned completely.